• Nasa spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun
Nasa spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

In addition, in the coming days, the probe should set another record, becoming the fastest ship in the history of space exploration. In the USA the Department also expects that the spacecraft will break the record concerning the speed with which it approaches the Sun.

Read more

  • Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident
Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident

The Soyuz MS-10 attempts to separates into its second stage about two minutes into its flight and immediately starts spinning out of control. Officials believe the sensor's failure caused a booster rocket from the first stage to malfunction and hit a fuel tank, which led to the loss of stabilisation and the emergency landing.

Read more

  • WWF:Unlimited human consumption has dropped global wildlife population
WWF:Unlimited human consumption has dropped global wildlife population

Marco Lambertini, the Director General of WWF International, sees the situation as an obligation-and a chance to make a difference. "
This huge loss in the number of animals is mainly attributed to human activities, such as deforestation, overgrazing, and hunting endangered animals".

Read more

  • Oscar forms, strengthens in Central Atlantic Ocean
Oscar forms, strengthens in Central Atlantic Ocean

Seven named storms became hurricanes this season. The storm had top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph). Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches). "After that time, the low is forecast to turn westward and remain well to the north or northeast of the Le...

Read more

  • Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days
Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days

Friends of the Earth has helped to organise a petition, signed by some 300,000 people, to stop the fracking through the planning system. "However, we will, as always, continue to monitor the seismic activity closely and plan to resume hydraulic fracturing on Monday".

Read more

  • Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land
Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

This system quickly strengthened and became a tropical storm on November 9th and a category 1 hurricane on November 11th. If Oscar reaches 74 miles per hour, it will designated as a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11. Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurri...

Read more

  • NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying
NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying

New photos of a surprisingly rectangular iceberg are offering the full picture of this now-famous Antarctic structure-and it remains weird as hell. In July 2017, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf released the enormous A68 iceberg, which weighs about 1,000 billion tonnes.

Read more

  • Hawaiian Island erased by one of 2018's many Cat 5 storms
Hawaiian Island erased by one of 2018's many Cat 5 storms

Rising sea levels are also eroding away low-lying islands, with several fragments of land in the Pacific vanishing in recent years. In its wake, however, it seems to have caused an island to disappear. Many of them raised their young on the island. Fletcher added that it's another issue "in the wall of the network of ecosystem diversity on this ...

Read more

  • U.S Space Force expected to launch by 2020, Pence announces
U.S Space Force expected to launch by 2020, Pence announces

Pence said at an earlier Washington Post forum that China and Russian Federation have established similar space forces. Defense Secretary James Mattis said that "right now what we're going to do is set up a combatant command", and the military would be working with the Congress on it.

Read more

  • Mexico's Pacific coast residents prepare for Hurricane Willa
Mexico's Pacific coast residents prepare for Hurricane Willa

Thousands of people have been evacuated and buildings boarded up along Mexico's Pacific coast as "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Willa started tearing in with high winds and heavy rains. It was due to weaken fast as it moved inland, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It warned of the danger of flash flooding and landslides in mountainous are...

Read more

  • Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

An upcoming auction will include 22 of physicist Stephen Hawking's items, including his wheelchair and his doctoral thesis about the origins of the universe . "Christie's makes no promise that the property is of satisfactory quality or fit for any objective and sells the property with no warranty except for title", the auction house says.

Read more

  • 'It Was Aliens': Twitter Puzzled by Perfectly Geometrical Antarctic Iceberg
'It Was Aliens': Twitter Puzzled by Perfectly Geometrical Antarctic Iceberg

The spectacular photo of a massive rectangular iceberg with perfectly pointed edges, taken by a NASA research aircraft last week, left people scratching their heads as to how on earth this was possible. Typically, only 10 percent of an iceberg is visible above the water. The picture was snapped on October 16 by scientists working with Operation...

Read more

  • Debris from Halley's Comet to spark Orionid meteor shower this weekend
Debris from Halley's Comet to spark Orionid meteor shower this weekend

However, you can go out on any clear night between now and November 7 to catch a few meteors. "The Orionid meteors are debris left behind by Comet Halley, arguably the most famous of all comets". This meteor shower will be visible from everywhere on planet Earth, and you can best spot meteors between midnight and dawn if you find Orion the Hunter...

Read more

  • Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf
Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf

When scientists analyzed acoustic data collected between 2014 and 2017, they realized the snow dunes atop the Ross Ice Shelf are constantly vibrating. While normally inaudible to the human ear, the researchers have made these ultra-low frequencies detectable to our limited hearing range. Scientists say the sounds could alert them to the shelf's c...

Read more

  • NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook
NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

Mike Halpert , Deputy Director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center , says their forecast calls for above average temperatures and below average precipitation for both the Lower and Upper Peninsula. The Arctic Oscillation influences the number of arctic air masses that penetrate into the South and could result in below-average temperatures in t...

Read more

  • NOAA predicting mild winter in New England
NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with most of the USA expected to see warmer than normal temperatures, some much warmer than normal, according to the NOAA outlook from its Climate Prediction Center. Weather experts predict a warmer than normal winter in Kansas. The northern Rockies, northern Plains, Great Lakes ...

Read more

  • Chengdu plans to launch ‘artificial moon’ into space to save on electricity
Chengdu plans to launch ‘artificial moon’ into space to save on electricity

A Chinese city is exhausted of relying on electricity and the regular old moon to provide lights around town at night. The illumination satellite , which is due to be launched within the next two years, will have a reflective coating on its surface to reflect light from the sun, according to Asia Times .

Read more

  • 'No time to be nervous': cosmonaut, astronaut recount spacecraft mishap
'No time to be nervous': cosmonaut, astronaut recount spacecraft mishap

Other users of the Soyuz rocket variants include Arianespace, and any potential delay to their planned launches would be damaging to the satellite industry. Mr Hague communicated in Russian throughout the more than half-hour ordeal. As for what the future holds, Hague said he's ready to head back to space as soon as possible.

Read more

  • Ten die as floods overwhelm southern French towns
Ten die as floods overwhelm southern French towns

Authorities said many people were stranded on rooftops and would have to be evacuated by air because it was too risky by boat. National emergency services spokesman Michael Bernier said 13 people had been killed and one person was still missing.

Read more

  • Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply
Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply

The game-changing study was published in the United Kingdom journal " Nature Plants ". 'But there is definitely a cross-cultural appeal to beer, and not having a cool pint at the end of an increasingly common hot day just adds insult to injury'.

Read more